JUNE 9, 1643

IROQUOIS STAGE FIRST ATTACK ON MONTREAL

Following nearby attacks on Algonquin traders in May, a group of forty Iroquois saw a group of 60 unarmed Huron coming down river in 13 canoes headed or Trois-Rivieres to trade furs and to bring correspondence from Jesuit superiors.  The Iroquois attacked killing 3 French workmen outside the settlement and to 23 Hurons and 2 other Frenchmen captive.  The Iroquois spent the night celebrating their victory.  In the morning, they beat 13 Hurons to death and took the rest with them.  One man who escaped said that they were tied up for 2 days, but otherwise did no further harm to them.  

Source:  Catharine Randall, “Black Robes and Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations (Fordham University Press, 2011).  Retrieved 5/8/2020, https://books.google.com/books?id=r3VWu0svw7kC&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=iroquois+attack+montreal+june+9&source=bl&ots=QR5UYRmNhP&sig=ACfU3U0azQHY72nOn5LRu2hw258ScOrumQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi06JP8laXpAhVwlHIEHfVZB-AQ6AEwBHoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=iroquois%20attack%20montreal%20june%209&f=false
Sketch:  P.L. Morin, 1884.  Public domain in Canada:  Image pre 1949.  Public domain in the U.S.:  Pre 1/1/1925.  Public Domain elsewhere where copyright term is author’s life plus 100 years or less.

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